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Technical Pens, Polystyrene & You

From: "Iranon of Aira" <iranon_hpl@h...>
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2000 23:17:31 PDT
Subject: Technical Pens, Polystyrene & You

I have a question for one of the countless modeling experts (scale, not 
fashion!) on the list:

Technical / engineering pens are mentioned in the Painting FAQ as an
way to do black-lining.  Are they equally effective on both primed minis
regular model plastic (I'm guessing it's made out of polystyrene)?

I recently picked up a couple of snap-together 1/144 scale Gundam Wing 
mecha, and while I'm too lazy to paint them, I'm convinced that black- 
lining around the armor panels would add a lot, and tech pens seem the 
easiest method.

I'm looking for recommendations.  What brand should I get if I'm looking
an inexpensive, widely-available (in the US) technical pen that won't
on (unprimed, unpainted) model plastic?

Incidentally, these kits are pretty nice.  About US$12 for a 5"-tall
robot.	They seem about right for Stargrunt, but I'm more interested in 
utilizing them in Full Thrust for Super Dimensional Fortress Macross

Thanks for any assistance.


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not be a novice to any misfortune." -Seneca

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